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Archive for December, 2011

New Year’s Carols (Christmas customs part two) Posted by on Dec 30, 2011

Another year has reached to the end. A fresh new year is coming. Let’s hope this year will bring real peace, health and happiness all over the world! This post will be on the New Year’s carols and the Christmas boat. There are so many customs relative to Christmas and the New Year’s arrival. In…

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Counting Posted by on Dec 26, 2011

Today we will learn how to count in Greek! Greece, like many countries, is using the international numeric system, which is based on the Arabic numerals. The counting is in the same manner as in the other languages. The difference here is that the number compounds start from the number 13 and not from the…

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Christmas Carols (Christmas customs part one) Posted by on Dec 22, 2011

Christmas is coming! This will be a series  of 3-4 celebrating posts about the Christmas customs  in Greece. I will present the customs of  this series in chronologically order. So, in this post I will write to you about the Christmas carols. Christmas carols (kalanda) is a very old custom in Greece which has remained…

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Alphabet’s Pronunciation Posted by on Dec 18, 2011

Today it will be a lesson on how each letter of the Greek alphabet sounds. The most of you already know more than the half of the Greek alphabet even if you haven’t realized it yet. Do these letters look familiar to you: A, B, E, H, I, K, M, N, O, P, T, Y,…

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Athenian democracy (Αθηναϊκή δημοκρατία) Posted by on Dec 14, 2011

Everyone is familiar with the term of democracy. But how many people ever wondered when did it started and what are the similarities and the differences with the democracy as we know it today. This is a very brief overview of the very first democracy. Democracy has its roots in ancient Greece.The name comes from…

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